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Mrs. Michelle Wall, Assistant Principal

I am currently starting my sixth year as Assistant Principal at James W. Smith Elementary, and I have sincerely enjoyed watching each student grow over the years I've been here!  I believe every student has the ability to soar, and at our school we work to meet the social, emotional and academic needs of every student.

I have 24 years of experience in education.  I was a classroom teacher for 19 years, teaching Title I with grades K-3, then I taught first grade and second grade.  I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University, with a concentration in music.  I went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University, then achieved an add-on certification in School Leadership from Appalachian State University.

My husband and I have lived in New Bern for 18 years.  I love to read, knit, work in the garden, play the piano, and relax with my family and friends when time permits.  

I look forward to getting to know your child even more this year, and working with you to help your student be successful.